Attack of Asthma and Allergies – The Right Approach

Childhood asthma is far too common, and can be terrifying for children and parents alike. Read on to learn how you can reduce your child’s risk of developing asthma as well as improve their overall health.

    “Mom, please come here!” little Susie yells from her bedroom in the wee early morning hours.  “I … can’t … breathe,” she stammers.

    It’s every parent’s worst nightmare.  And it happens everyday in homes across our country.  Millions of children are needlessly suffering from asthma and allergies and the number keeps growing.

    No one wants to see our children sick.  In fact, when it’s your own, you want to do whatever you can to keep them healthy.  But, did you know that giving your child acetaminophen – the active ingredient in Tylenol and many other over-the-counter medications – significantly increases your child’s risk of asthma and allergies? [1. Beasley, Richard W., et. al. Acetaminophen Use and Risk of Asthma, Rhino conjunctivitis and Eczema in Adolescents: ISAAC Phase Three; American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine; August 2010.]

    A new groundbreaking study just published days ago found that use of acetaminophen just once a year increased the risk of asthma for 13-14 year old teens by 43% and had an increased risk of nasal allergies and a skin disorder, eczema.  Also, ingesting acetaminophen more often (monthly or more) increased the severity of the disorders.

    So what do you do if you’re child is in pain and you now know the dangers of drugs that contain acetaminophen, like Tylenol?  There are many effective, safe alternatives to use when your child is under the weather – cold compress, sleep, and just clean water, to name a few.

What is Asthma?

Asthma and allergies, to put in simple terms, are conditions where the body’s own immune system has difficulty dealing in a manageable way with the environment.  Therefore, doing things to improve immunity and balance body function is a common sense way to help and makes a whole lot more sense than simply using drugs alone.  Drugs mostly just shut down the body’s overly aggressive response  and certainly do nothing to “heal” these bad immune or cardio-respiratory reactions.  While you and/or your doctor may feel the medications are necessary now, be cautious.  It’s very possible to begin getting healthier and to work with your M.D. to reduce or eliminate the drugs entirely.  If a doctor feels the only approach to a person struggling with these conditions is the drug route – find another doctor or at the very least, find an additional doctor knowledgeable in this area.

     Maximized Living is more than just a company, or a group of doctors – it’s a profound, effective, principled way of healthy living.  The purpose is not only to treat conditions like asthma and allergies, but to improve body function, increase immunity, and help the individual find the lifestyle that most effectively helps them be well.

     While supplements, herbs, Chiropractic, acupuncture and others are often looked at as “Alternative” medicine and attempts to treat things like these two conditions, it’s difficult to study.  Immune responses and breathing functions are part of a symphony of physiology that must be carefully attuned and balanced.  The goal is again – work towards optimum health and give the body its best chance to handle the environment on its own.

Here are two steps that can help you take action right away!

 2 Essentials to Keep Your Children Healthy:

1.  Essential #2 – Max Nerves:  There are over 100 references to immunity and spinal nerve function.   Get your child’s spine examined for abnormalities.  Many people are surprised to find that their children are “silently suffering”  with a spinal / nerve injury from the slips and falls of childhood, or in many cases birth trauma.

2.  Essential #3 – Max Nutrients:  What you eat and drink matters tremendously.  Children, who’s immune systems are at best, slightly underdeveloped, can be extremely sensitive to refined and even natural foods.  You need help getting them on the right path to nutrition that’s right for them.

 Don’t let your nightmare continue to recur with your child’s health.  Get informed and start to change your family lifestyle in order to start fulfilling your dreams.